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crankygeeks 204 episode

by pcmag

Published February 3, 2010


This is episode 204 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 204:
Tesla files for IPO, Big tech roaring back, AT&T Prepping for iPad, Is the iPad evil?, and more...

What's new in Episode 203

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Editor, GigaOM.com
Vanessa Fox, Founder, NineByBlue.com
Neha Tiwari, Project Manager of Production, Justin.TV

The Topics:
Apple iPad Fever: Is it Evil?

Several bloggers have argued that Apple has an evil agenda with the iPad. "Apple has decided that openness is not a quality that's necessary in a personal computer. That's disturbing," writes Alex Payne. Annalee Newitz says Apple's control over it and everything in it will return the computer world to a time of "televisions and strip malls."

Big Tech Comes Roaring Back

Microsoft said Thursday that second-quarter net profit hit a record 6.66 billion dollars. That follows glowing quarterly reports from Intel, IBM, Yahoo, Google, Amazon and many other tech giants. Is Big Tech coming back?

Will Microsoft Ever Get the Web Right?

For 15 years, Microsoft has tried to get the web right. Since 2002, when Microsoft began breaking out online services as a separate category, the division has seen revenue of $20 billion but a total operating loss of nearly $7 billion. Is the jig up?

Is eBay Facing Seller Revolt?

The company made an announcement on Tuesday about lowering the listing fees for items. Sellers on eBay are outraged. eBay argues that people who sell a lot get less taken out of their profits.

Google Announces Bounties for Bugs

Google has announced a bug-bounty program that will pay researchers $500 for each vulnerability they report in the Chrome browser and its underlying open-source code. Should Google do more of this?

Topic links:
http://gigaom.com/2010/01/29/apple-and-the-ipad-beyond-good-and-evil/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100129/bs_afp/usitcompanycomputersoftwareearningsmicrosoft_20100129121128
http://gigaom.com/2010/01/30/admit-it-microsoft-you-suck-at-the-web/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10444003-36.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9150011/Google_to_pay_bounties_for_Chrome_browser_bugs


Run time 31:43
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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